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Selim v Lele and the Civil (Industrial) Conscription prohibition: Constitutional Protection Against Federal Legislation Controlling or Privatising Australian Public Hospitals

Faunce, Thomas


Selim v Lele (2008) 167 FCR 61; [2008] FCAFC 13 was a decision of the Federal Court which interpreted s 51(xxiiiA) of the Australian Constitution. This section accords the federal government, among other things, power to make laws with respect to the provision of "medical and dental services (but not so as to authorise any form of civil conscription)". The Federal Court decided that the phrase "civil conscription" was analogous to "industrial conscription". In that sense the Federal Court held...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Law and Medicine


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